A milestone in the history of popular theology, The Screwtape Letters is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil.This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is lost to the young devil.Dedicated to Lewiss friend and colleague J.R.R Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is a timeless classic on spiritual conflict and the invisible realities which are part of our religious experience....
|Title||:||The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil|
|Publisher||:||William Collins Auflage 60th anniversary ed 15 Juni 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||478 Pages|
|File Size||:||776 KB|
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The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil Reviews
bought this book as a gift for a new believing friend, and he found this book very interesting to read. :)i'd like to buy this book again for myself. Thanks!
Took longer than it was suppossed to to get here. But the book itself is great and in good shape (although it's used). And well, of course, C.S. Lewis is just genius and definitely worth reading. The book will be worth your time. ;)
Hab es vor vielen Jahren als Student gelesen. Screwtape's Ratschläge sind so erfrischend wie damalsIch kann es jedem Theologiestudenten und auch älteren empfehlen.
C. S. Lewis is considered one of the greatest apologists and Christian writers of the twentieth century. His originality, imagination and trenchant wisdom have enamoured millions of readers for more than 50 years. The Screwtape Letters is certainly in the top tier of Lewis' works. The book is a compilation of letters written by Screwtape, a senior demon, and addressed to Wormwood, a lesser demon and apprentice of Screwtape. In each letter Screwtape offers Wormwood advice for the effectual corruption and moral degradation of his human subjects. Not only does his advice give insight into the character and possible strategies of demonic beings, but it also delicately reveals the essence of virtue: the desire to please God. Screwtape encourages Wormwood to hide from his subjects these nuggets of spiritual wisdom by offering instead specious substitutes. In short, The Screwtape Letters is a treatise on the deceptive arguements used by Satan and his contemporaries to prevent humans from receiving the knowledge of God. Lewis' ingenuity and cleverness captivate the reader by opening a window to the mind of the enemy, replete with all of the posturing, hatred, and horror that is characteristic of those not only seperated from God, but willingly engaged in opposition to Him. This is a must-read book for all those that are actively participating in the daily battle.
The Screw Tape Letters is one of the most intriguing books that I've ever read. It is a rather difficult book to read and it took me a longer time to complete it than the usual book, but it was definitely worth the wait. Some people think books that are somewhat religious are boring and can't possibly be very good. However, The Screwtape Letters proves that mentality quite wrong.If you haven't read the book, it is a book about a graduate from a "devil college" (Screwtape), who writes letters to his "still in training" advocate (Wormwood) on how to steer his human subject away from Christianity. This book is great in the sense that it really makes you think and wonder if there is anyone in your life that resembles Screwtape's advocate, Wormwood. It makes you more aware of common, day-to-day situations and helps you think about what you're doing before you regret it.Through out the letters, Wormwood reports to Screwtape on how he is coming along with his subject. I found some of the responses quite humorous in there irony and some were rather frightening to think that things like the church and my own friends could be used against me. However, no matter how disturbing the letter were, in the end they will help you out when you are in doubt. I definately recomend this book to anyone who is down for a little brain stimulation.
This book was assigned reading when I was in 8th grade at a Catholic school. I remember I had no appreciation for it whatsoever at the time. I couldn't relate to the protagonist or his travails in wartime England. Perhaps one needs a little time in this world to appreciate the delicious simplicity of Lewis' allegory. Having read it recently I was struck by the wisdom, strength and genuine spiritualism this book exudes. One needn't, as commented upon elsewhere, be a believer to appreciate this work. Lewis never tries to foist any doctrinaire agenda upon the reader. Neither is he didactic. All that comes across (to this reader, at least) is a sense of hard-won wisdom. It offers some hints about how we might find a bit of peace and happiness on this earth if we are willing to think a little less selfishly and are able to set our powerful egos aside for awhile. I wish that those readers who wasted their money on The Celestine Prophecy and thought it provided wonderful spiritual insight would turn their attention Lewis' way. Here is the matter simply stated, without some wayward attempts at new-age jingoism.
I'd recommend this be one of the first books you read as you start your spiritual journey. This is a profound book that will jolt you awake from your apathetic musings and stir you to the depths of your soul.I was a Christian for 12+ years before I picked up this little volume and it was of inestimable worth for me, but I regretted not having read it much sooner.It's one of those books (like E. L. Prentiss's "Stepping Heavenward") that feels like it was written JUST for you. "Screwtape Letters" has that same feel - that C. S. Lewis crawled into your consciousness and described every mental battle you've ever had - and explains that those subtle arguments which steered you away from spiritual growth, were cleverly disguised devilish whispers. As Lewis points out, the path to hell is a gentle slope.I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to differentiate between God's thoughts and the lies of evil. "Screwtape Letters" pulls back the curtain and reveals evil's best kept secrets and oh-so subtle tricks.